Referrals are the best way to grow your business. BNI is the world leader in business networking and generating quality referrals.
Now even easier online.

Now More Than Ever

In today’s business environment having a trusted referral network is essential.

BNI Online - Now More Than Ever

A Proven Referral System

Our proven business referral system, coupled with bni online, is designed to help businesses work together to pass referral business, explore new opportunities and sharpen your business skills.

Visiting a meeting is free and gives you the chance to meet several members of your local business community. These introductions could lead to new partners, customers or suppliers which can improve the value of your business.

Join us on bni online. Get started by finding one of our local Chapters.

Visiting us with bni online™ is a great way to learn how a BNI membership can help your business grow.

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To generate the biggest possible impact for you and your business, in the shortest time, BNI chapters operate by a 90-minute agenda. Each week, BNI members in more than 9,500 chapters around the world use this agenda to grow their businesses.


Business Growing Via Referrals

You are invited because someone saw that your business could benefit from a BNI membership and thought you could have a positive impact on the chapter.


Business Networking with Measurable Goals

BNI chapters track referrals, assign a value and keep a scoreboard to help make trading business fun. You’ll hear statistics like referrals given, referral goals, and income generated.


In BNI, generating money for other members becomes a game. And the best part, more players mean more referrals and a higher score. More referrals because new members give long-time members a new person to give referrals to and to generate referrals from.


Visitors like you attend chapter meetings all the time. Members are excited to meet you and make every effort to make the experience fun and productive for you.  Think of it as an invitation to a fun party, with an agenda.


The only portion of the agenda you need to concern yourself with now is introducing yourself. You’ll have a few seconds to give your name, your business, the problems you solve and your target customer. It’s that easy. One last detail is to remember to give your name at the end of your introduction as well to help members remember you when they have someone to refer.



When members agree you are a good fit for the chapter, you will be invited to apply for BNI membership. BNI Membership helps you generate more sales with consistent growth, less effort and lower cost than other marketing methods.


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BNI has taught me how to develop key referral partnerships with other businesses that meet my customers before I do. In the last quarter, sales generated through BNI has accounted for a third of my turnover.

Crystal Trace   
Personal Trainer    at Strength Lab   
small business development

People make the world go 'round. Joining BNI North Eastern has allowed for many possibilities including more connections, a bigger network, more business, greater opportunities in my local community, personal growth, challenges, support, friendships and, above all, the best way to start a new day. I do not know how I survived without my BNI network and couldn't imagine life (business or personal) without it. It really is easy to be Green!

Alison Champion   
Residential Sales Category    at Jellis Craig Greensborough   
Chapter: BNI North Eastern   
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I have been in BNI for 9 years now and it really has been the most incredible journey. I have grown as a person and business owner and have met so many wonderful people that will be life long business colleagues and friends. There is so much support from an organisation like BNI and today the business that I am receiving from my chapter accounts for 30% of my total business. I can't imagine being in business and not being in BNI.

Garry Harvey   
Residential Mortgage Broker    at Garry Harvey - The Property Guy   
Chapter: Diamond Networkers   
new business development

Through BNI I’ve grown multiple mutual relationships with aligned business professionals culminating in over $100k per year ongoing. Sales through BNI business connections now constitutes over 35% of our business and is a key marketing channel where my time, energy and marketing dollars are spent

Julian Robins   
Telecommunications Systems    at HC Cloud   
Chapter: business to business networking with BNI   
b2b marketing companies

BNI has helped me to identify my ideal client AND how to approach them. To top it off, I am now also a confident public speaker.

Garry Nau   
Electrician    at GESA Electrical   
business networking

Since engaging BNI, I have grown my business turnover over 4 fold and have 8 staff and am on target to double my business again in the next 3 years. The contacts, business and networking skills I have gained from BNI is the primary reason for my success.

Max Kavanagh   
Physiotherapist    at Back In Motion Brighton   
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I originally joined BNI to help grow my business, but I have gained a lot more from my 4 years of membership. My networking and relationship building skills, public speaking and ability to quickly and effectively pitch my business have all improved significantly. I've forged strong relationships with other small business owners that have helped mentor me and also referred a lot of business to me. Many of the friendships I've made in BNI will last my lifetime.

Travis Kluckhenn   
Physiotherapy    at Pathways Physiotherapy   
Chapter: Travis Kluckhenn   
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BNI has provided a platform to build my business by exposing me to a thriving and supportive network, this has not only allowed my business to evolve and flourish, it has opened doors that have led to personal growth and professional success.

Omar Raslan   
Building Inspector    at Key Property Inspections   
Chapter: business network association with BNI   
local business networking groups

Your success is inevitable.

Surrounded by business professionals, you will have a whole new marketing team on your side.
A team that understands the tribulations and triumphs of being a small business owner.
“Over 70% of my business comes through BNI.”
“Presenting to the group each week has improved my public speaking and also made me more confident when approaching new potential clients.”
If you want to be part of a positive, supportive community that will help you grow your business, we’d love to meet you.

Kimberley Masina   
Personal Trainer    at Vision Personal Training - Blackburn   
Chapter: BNI Business Developers Ringwood   
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BNI has been an integral part of my business growth strategy for over 5 years. 75% of my business comes from my BNI connections.

Bette Bradtke   
WHS    at Bradtke Consulting   
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BNI is responsible for over 40% of our revenue in the last 12 months. It’s the Business Development Manager for our business that’s never on leave, and never too busy!

Tamara Caire   
Social Media Strategy    at Social Media AOK   
business development training

I have been a member for coming up to 7 years. I would not have remained a member if I did not appreciate the benefits. The benefits are several:
Referrals leading to income for my business, support from what is a great community, access to products and services that have benefited me and my clients/friends/family

If you treat BNI as an integral part of your business, rather than an external attachment, I believe you will experience greater success.

Where else can you have 30+ people as sales consultants on the ground trying to find you referrals every week, without it costing an arm and a leg.

With Corona-19, it is more important than ever to have advocates for your business trying to help you survive. Better than being out there as a small business with fewer marketing/sales channels and fewer income streams doing it alone. Isolation can be terrible for any business. BNI is like a family.

I have taken on many roles within BNI, it feels better to give back, and be more of a contributor and less of a spectator. It’s all about Givers Gain.

Andrew Crossley   
Buyers Advocate    at Australian Property Advisory Group   
Chapter: Andrew Crossley   
professional networking events

BNI has challenged me to determine my ‘why’ and has given me the tools to communicate my ‘why’ effectively. I’m now converting 85% more sales leads with higher value clients

Tim Allan   
Commercial Photographer    at TA Media   
Chapter: b2b connections   
business to business networking

I have a thirst for knowledge and trying new things, BNI ticks all my boxes, I’ve learnt so many new skills and built amazing relationships along the way.

Alex Maguire   
Residential Property Manager    at McGraths   
startup marketing

I joined BNI on the insistence of the Caitlin Baker from Vogue Print Savers who was doing the printing for my clinic and a member of the chapter. She was at me for months about the benefits and it took me a while to take action but I am so glad that I did.

I am now a 6 year member of the chapter and I have built great business relationships, a network of trusted advisors, trusted businesses that I can refer to and most importantly some great friends. This last point is a strong one as we often have visitors to our chapter that are members of other BNI chapters and they almost always remark about the 'feeling' in the room. Warm, friendly, camaraderie, happy, fun are just some of the terms that frequently get used.

On top of this, the services that I have used in my chapter over the journey have been hugely valuable to me in my personal life.

So not only has BNI given me a great business network, it has also given me some great personal relationships, it has enhanced my personal life and it has happened through attending a weekly meeting that is a thoroughly enjoyable use of time.

Just typing this I can see why Caitlin was relentless in getting me to join. My question to others, why wouldn't you want to get the same outcome as I have?

Marcus Yeo   
Chiropractor    at MY Chiropractic   
Chapter: Diamond Networkers   

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